The field of 2020 Democrats is getting smaller and smaller as more candidates realize there’s no path for them to win the race. As the third primary debate gets closer and closer, candidates are dropping out like flies as they fail to meet the thresholds to attend. Any candidate who is serious about their presidential campaign has to make it to the debate stage, at the very least. Additional drop outs will likely following after the third primary debate, as well.
At this time, Fox News states that friends and colleagues of 2020 hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand are urging her to drop out. Those who know Gillibrand continue to affirm that she has no real viable path to continue. Many have also stated that Gillibrand’s time would be spent pursuing other endeavors. It seems as if the candidate knows this herself, especially in light of her recent admission that she’d be willing to serve as a running mate to the eventual Democrat nominee.
Why Does Gillibrand’s Inner Circle Want Her to Quit?
In a nutshell, the candidate’s associates maintain that now is not Gillibrand’s time to pursue the presidency. This is especially amplified by her struggle to obtain the necessary 130,000 individual donors in order to appear on the third debate stage.
Gillibrand is now putting out ads which ask for $1.00 donations in exchange for a free Gillibrand 2020 t-shirt. Many people look at this move as desperation, particularly due to the timing and the overall struggle which the Gillibrand campaign has experienced.
A senior staffer who previously worked in Gillibrand’s Senate office also claimed that Gillibrand’s behavior isn’t looked very kindly upon from those whose support she needs:
“I don’t know that anyone even wants to see her on the debate stage. Everyone I have talked to finds her performative and obnoxious. She comes across as an opportunist to the public. I think that’s the biggest problem. I think she’ll have to seriously evaluate her campaign and her candidacy if she doesn’t make this debate.”
Knowing When It’s Over
The entirety of Gillibrand’s campaign has consisted of her lagging behind other candidates. Even though she’s managed to make it on the first and second primary debate stages, she didn’t get as much speaking time as other candidates. It truly seems as though Democrat voters aren’t very interested in Gillibrand at the level which would be necessary to win her party’s nomination.
In spite of the poor feedback from those who know her and the struggle to make it on the third debate stage, it’s not a question of ‘if’ Gillibrand will drop out of the race, but rather ‘when.’
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